Hi Hollowers! Who’s ready to start building up their holiday and Christmas card stash??  Well, the new Hedgehog Hollow October 2019 Box is here, and that’s exactly what it will help you to do!  Jenny here, and I’m going to share with you how I made my first card that I created with the box.

I just loved the cute little snowmen in the the scene, so I stamped them both onto Neenah Solar White cardstock in Copic-friendly black ink, along with two of the gift packages.  I used my MISTI and stamped each image a couple of times to get nice crisp black lines.

Coloring these little guys with Copics might look tough but it was actually super easy as each area is pretty small, and the bodies are not fully colored, but just shaded a little.  Here are the colors I used if you’re interested:

  • Carrots – YR07, YR16, YR14
  • Hat, Buttons – E31, E55, E57, E59
  • Red areas – R46, R24, R39
  • Green areas – YG25, YG17, YG97
  • Snowman bodies – 0, C1, C3 (just round the edges using 0 to blend the C1 into the white body) and a tiny bit of C5 in the darkest areas.

I also added clear Nuvo Shimmer Pen all over the snowmen’s bodies and touches of white gel pen here and there for highlights.

For my background, I used the stencil for regular subscribers that came in the box, and blended dark blue ink (Juniper Mist by Catherine Pooler) all over an A2 panel of white cardstock.  I left the stencil in place and added Gina K White Glitz Glitter Gel all over the top for an extra bit of sparkle.

When dry, I trimmed down the panel slightly and added a couple of tiny strips of holographic cardstock to either side before adhering it to a card base.

To create my scene I freehand cut some white card strips into rough hills, blended on the dark blue ink over the top edge and then popped them up on foam strips to the front of the card panel, one on top of the other.  I then arranged my snow guys and the gifts with foam tape.

The sentiment is also from the October box and was heat embossed in WOW! Opaque Bright White Superfine embossing powder on a strip of black cardstock.

This card took a little bit of effort but is definitely worth it for a special recipient at Christmas – are you yet to make any Christmas or Holiday cards this year, or have you already started building your stash – do let me know!

Jenny x